Registration open for ‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ Incentives Program for 5- to 11-Year-Olds
(ABC 6 News) – Registration is now open for parents wanting to claim their $200 Visa gift card for vaccinating their 5- to 11-year-old children. Minnesota families whose 5- to 11-year-olds receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in January and February are eligible to receive a $200 gift card.
Minnesota is a national leader in vaccinating this youngest eligible age group – according to the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota is first in the Midwest and 6th in the country for fully-vaccinated 5- to 11-year-olds.
But getting as many eligible Minnesotans vaccinated as possible is critical to keeping Minnesota families safe and children in school.
Earlier this month, the Walz-Flanagan Administration launched the “Kids Deserve A Shot” program to help boost child vaccination rates. After announcing the program on January 11, first-dose vaccination rates for 5- to 11-year-olds increased by 14 percent week over week.
Registration for the $200 Visa gift card opened on January 24 and will close at 11:59 pm on February 28, 2022. Parents or guardians can register their 5- to 11-year-old once they have completed their two-dose series.
$200 Visa Gift Cards
Minnesota families who get their 5- to 11-year-old fully vaccinated in January and February can get a $200 Visa gift card. In order to be eligible, Minnesotans 5-11 must receive their first and second dose between January 1 and February 28.
Registration for the $200 Visa gift card will open at 10:00am on January 24, 2022 and close at 11:59pm on February 28, 2022. Parents/Guardians can register their 5- to 11-year-old once they have completed their two-dose series.
$100,000 Minnesota College Scholarship Drawings
Later this spring, there will be drawings for five $100,000 Minnesota college scholarship drawings for all Minnesotans 5-11 years old who are fully vaccinated. All Minnesotans 5-11 years old who completed their first and second doses at any point up to the registration deadline will be eligible to be entered for a chance to win a $100,000 college scholarship. Details on the drawings will be announced in the coming months.
Minnesotans can learn more about the ‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ program at: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-rewards/kids-deserve-a-shot/index.jsp.